Period
to 1 June 2020

The median annual salary for an Architect was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North of England during the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Architect
England > North of England
6 months to
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 54 67 54
Rank change year-on-year +13 -13 +19
Permanent jobs requiring an Architect 536 817 1,145
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 4.57% 4.28% 4.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.76% 4.43% 5.01%
Number of salaries quoted 377 737 1,017
Median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £69,450
Median salary % change year-on-year - +0.79% +6.85%
10th Percentile £48,750 £51,250 £52,500
90th Percentile £88,000 £85,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
% change year-on-year +3.23% - +6.90%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North of England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
North of England
Permanent vacancies in the North of England with a recognized job title 11,270 18,423 22,868
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.19% 96.54% 97.14%
Number of salaries quoted 9,148 14,362 18,941
Median annual salary £46,500 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.90% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.28% +3.50% +5.26%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North of England.

Job vacancy trend for Architect in the North of England

Architect
Salary Trend in the North of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Architect in the North of England.

Salary trend for Architect in the North of England

Architect
Salary Histogram in the North of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Architect in the North of England over the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

Salary histogram for Architect in the North of England

Architect
Job Locations in the North of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the North of England region over the 6 months to 1 June 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North West +21 323 £70,000 - 48
Yorkshire +31 169 £65,000 - 14
North East -10 45 £67,500 - 7
Architect
England

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England

For the 6 months to 1 June 2020, Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North of England region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 188 (35.07%) Azure
2 153 (28.54%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (23.88%) Microsoft
4 117 (21.83%) TOGAF
5 101 (18.84%) Finance
6 100 (18.66%) AWS
7 93 (17.35%) Enterprise Architecture
8 85 (15.86%) PaaS
9 82 (15.30%) .NET
10 78 (14.55%) DevOps
11 76 (14.18%) Java
12 74 (13.81%) IaaS
13 73 (13.62%) Migration
14 68 (12.69%) Analytical Skills
14 68 (12.69%) SQL
15 67 (12.50%) C#
16 65 (12.13%) Analytics
17 60 (11.19%) SQL Server
18 57 (10.63%) User Stories
18 57 (10.63%) Problem-Solving
19 55 (10.26%) IT Strategy
20 50 (9.33%) Big Data
21 49 (9.14%) Degree
22 46 (8.58%) JavaScript
22 46 (8.58%) Sequence Diagram
23 45 (8.40%) Business Intelligence
24 42 (7.84%) Python
25 41 (7.65%) Retail
25 41 (7.65%) TOGAF Certification
26 40 (7.46%) AngularJS

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (3.36%) IIS
2 9 (1.68%) Mule
3 5 (0.93%) OpenStack
3 5 (0.93%) SAS
3 5 (0.93%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.56%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.37%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.37%) Confluence
6 1 (0.19%) Apache
6 1 (0.19%) Appian
6 1 (0.19%) CMS
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.19%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.19%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.19%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 188 (35.07%) Azure
2 100 (18.66%) AWS
3 85 (15.86%) PaaS
4 74 (13.81%) IaaS
5 39 (7.28%) SaaS
6 21 (3.92%) GCP
7 12 (2.24%) Dynamics 365
8 11 (2.05%) Power Platform
9 9 (1.68%) Amazon S3
9 9 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (1.68%) Office 365
9 9 (1.68%) Route 53
9 9 (1.68%) Serverless
10 8 (1.49%) Azure Data Factory
11 7 (1.31%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (1.31%) Azure Stack
12 6 (1.12%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (1.12%) CloudFront
13 4 (0.75%) Amazon ECS
14 3 (0.56%) Amazon Cognito
Communications & Networking
1 37 (6.90%) Firewall
2 24 (4.48%) MPLS
3 21 (3.92%) WAN
4 19 (3.54%) Skype
5 18 (3.36%) VPN
6 13 (2.43%) BGP
7 12 (2.24%) DHCP
8 11 (2.05%) Software-Defined Networking
9 10 (1.87%) OSPF
10 8 (1.49%) DNS
10 8 (1.49%) LAN
10 8 (1.49%) TCP/IP
10 8 (1.49%) Wireless
11 7 (1.31%) SAN
12 6 (1.12%) Network Security
12 6 (1.12%) VLAN
12 6 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (0.93%) HSRP
13 5 (0.93%) IPv4
13 5 (0.93%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (11.19%) SQL Server
2 50 (9.33%) Big Data
3 39 (7.28%) Data Warehouse
4 28 (5.22%) Data Lake
5 19 (3.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (2.61%) HDInsight
6 14 (2.61%) Relational Database
7 13 (2.43%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 13 (2.43%) NoSQL
8 11 (2.05%) Power BI
9 9 (1.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 8 (1.49%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (1.12%) Electronic Patient Records
12 5 (0.93%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.93%) Redis
12 5 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.56%) MySQL
13 3 (0.56%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.56%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 24 (4.48%) Git (software)
2 19 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (2.43%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.75%) ERwin
4 4 (0.75%) JIRA
4 4 (0.75%) SonarQube
5 3 (0.56%) Maven
5 3 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.56%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.19%) Appium
6 1 (0.19%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.19%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.19%) GitLab
6 1 (0.19%) NUnit
6 1 (0.19%) Selenium
6 1 (0.19%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.19%) Subversion
6 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
General
1 101 (18.84%) Finance
2 41 (7.65%) Retail
3 25 (4.66%) Public Sector
4 22 (4.10%) Manufacturing
5 12 (2.24%) Pharmaceutical
6 8 (1.49%) Banking
7 7 (1.31%) Games
7 7 (1.31%) Marketing
7 7 (1.31%) Publishing
8 6 (1.12%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.75%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.75%) Local Government
10 2 (0.37%) Electronics
10 2 (0.37%) Legal
11 1 (0.19%) Automotive
11 1 (0.19%) Law
11 1 (0.19%) Military
11 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (15.30%) .NET
2 40 (7.46%) AngularJS
3 32 (5.97%) Web Services
4 30 (5.60%) React
5 26 (4.85%) Middleware
6 25 (4.66%) REST
6 25 (4.66%) Swagger
7 23 (4.29%) HTML
8 17 (3.17%) ASP.NET Web API
9 16 (2.99%) Kafka
9 16 (2.99%) Node.js
9 16 (2.99%) XSLT
10 14 (2.61%) .NET Framework
11 8 (1.49%) ActiveMQ
12 7 (1.31%) Spring
13 6 (1.12%) RESTful
13 6 (1.12%) WinForms
13 6 (1.12%) XML
14 5 (0.93%) ASP.NET
14 5 (0.93%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 68 (12.69%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (6.72%) Data Centre
3 17 (3.17%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.17%) Public Cloud
4 16 (2.99%) Algorithms
5 13 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (2.24%) Hybrid Cloud
7 10 (1.87%) Social Media
8 9 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (1.49%) Clustering
9 8 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (1.49%) Smart Meter
10 6 (1.12%) NHS
11 4 (0.75%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.75%) Device Driver
11 4 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (0.75%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.56%) Blog
12 3 (0.56%) Internet of Things
12 3 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 34 (6.34%) Windows
2 20 (3.73%) Linux
3 17 (3.17%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (0.93%) Unix
6 2 (0.37%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.37%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (28.54%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (21.83%) TOGAF
3 93 (17.35%) Enterprise Architecture
4 78 (14.55%) DevOps
5 73 (13.62%) Migration
6 65 (12.13%) Analytics
7 57 (10.63%) Problem-Solving
7 57 (10.63%) User Stories
8 55 (10.26%) IT Strategy
9 46 (8.58%) Sequence Diagram
10 45 (8.40%) Business Intelligence
11 40 (7.46%) Mentoring
12 39 (7.28%) ETL
12 39 (7.28%) Technology Roadmap
13 38 (7.09%) Cybersecurity
14 37 (6.90%) Requirements Gathering
15 35 (6.53%) SOA
16 32 (5.97%) Use Case
17 31 (5.78%) Decision-Making
18 30 (5.60%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (14.18%) Java
2 68 (12.69%) SQL
3 67 (12.50%) C#
4 46 (8.58%) JavaScript
5 42 (7.84%) Python
6 24 (4.48%) R
7 20 (3.73%) C++
8 18 (3.36%) T-SQL
9 10 (1.87%) C
10 4 (0.75%) PHP
10 4 (0.75%) Ruby
11 3 (0.56%) Embedded C
11 3 (0.56%) Embedded C++
12 2 (0.37%) COBOL
12 2 (0.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (0.37%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.37%) Scala
13 1 (0.19%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.19%) ES6
13 1 (0.19%) Perl
Qualifications
1 49 (9.14%) Degree
2 41 (7.65%) TOGAF Certification
3 27 (5.04%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (4.48%) MCSE
4 24 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (4.29%) MCSA
6 17 (3.17%) CISSP
7 13 (2.43%) MCTS
7 13 (2.43%) Security Cleared
8 12 (2.24%) AWS Certification
8 12 (2.24%) PhD
9 9 (1.68%) CCIE
10 8 (1.49%) CCNA
11 7 (1.31%) CCNP
12 5 (0.93%) CISM
13 4 (0.75%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 4 (0.75%) GIAC
13 4 (0.75%) SANS
14 3 (0.56%) CCSP
14 3 (0.56%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (3.92%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.12%) HL7
4 5 (0.93%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.93%) GDPR
4 5 (0.93%) QA
5 4 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.56%) COBIT
6 3 (0.56%) NCSC
6 3 (0.56%) NIST
7 1 (0.19%) GLBA
7 1 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.19%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (6.72%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.05%) Hyper-V
3 10 (1.87%) Docker
4 7 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.56%) vSphere
7 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 14 (2.61%) Kubernetes
2 10 (1.87%) Terraform
3 8 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (1.49%) Puppet
3 8 (1.49%) SCCM
4 7 (1.31%) SCVMM
5 6 (1.12%) Ansible
6 5 (0.93%) FortiGate
7 3 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.37%) WSUS
9 1 (0.19%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 128 (23.88%) Microsoft
2 31 (5.78%) Databricks
3 28 (5.22%) Cisco
4 22 (4.10%) Sparx
4 22 (4.10%) VMware
5 16 (2.99%) webMethods
6 14 (2.61%) Google
7 13 (2.43%) Oracle
8 11 (2.05%) SAP
9 10 (1.87%) Capita
10 9 (1.68%) Citrix
10 9 (1.68%) Juniper
10 9 (1.68%) Meraki
11 8 (1.49%) Dell
11 8 (1.49%) New Relic
11 8 (1.49%) Tableau
12 7 (1.31%) Aruba
12 7 (1.31%) Avaya
12 7 (1.31%) PlateSpin
12 7 (1.31%) Sage